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Offline John Ellis

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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2008, 12:42:18 PM »
It looks like a 203 cab B.
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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2008, 06:15:09 AM »
The car with the unusual hood ornament looks like the special roadster. The ornament says UFA which was a german film studio. Not sure why it was put there...

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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2008, 05:03:08 AM »
Mercedes-Benz 770K W150 Staff Car, Hermann Göring


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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2009, 04:33:23 AM »
This appears to be the blue car in the colour photos above?



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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2009, 03:10:37 AM »
ID Tag supposedly from one of Goering's cars



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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2009, 08:17:30 PM »
Richard Falvey 'riding shotgun' in Adolf Hitler's specially built Mercedes-Benz. And the sleek roadster
nearest to the camera, a gift from Hitler to Reichmarschall Hermann Goering, affectionately named by
U.S. troops as the "Blue Goose."





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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2009, 02:14:46 PM »
The 540K pictured was owned by DR. George E Bitgood JR. of
Middletown CT. for many years. Doc,s son Sam & myself did extensive work on this car, clutch & flywheel blown apart, repaired bullet holes, refinished body & painted it black, plus many other repairs. It was last shown in public at the 1966 NY. State Fair & put in storage thereafter.

Wow, that is great info.  I know that Dr Bitgood owned a number of 540ks.  Did you get a chance to work on or see the other cars?

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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2009, 02:18:41 PM »
when we saw the Goering car in Oxford, Maine in Sept 2006, I recall something about a special hand-lever action gas priming pump (previously used on German planes) that Goering had Mercedes install in the cabin along the tranny driveshaft tunnel?  I notice it is visible in one of John Ellis's images above (next to the gear shift)

I asked Chris Charlton about the pump when the car was at Meadow Brook a few years ago.   Anyone with any experience with 500k/540k engines realizes quickly that the Junkers Juno fuel pump and fuel system is the most complex and trouble prone part of the car.   Having a primer to get the engine going would have been a big help back in the day.  These days everyone I know buries an electric fuel pump (usually in the gas tank) to cure the problem.

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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2010, 08:43:34 AM »
Found this photo online:



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Re: Hermann Goering's Car
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2011, 05:19:49 AM »
Have a look at this video on youtube:

Mercedes Benz 770K de Hermann Göring.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWjvoyc6-D4



(checkout the thickness of the door glass)

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